Mary M. Harris

Department:

Teacher Education and Administration

College:

College of Education

Email:

mmharris@unt.edu

Phone:

(940) 565-4327

Expertise:

Teacher preparation, Teacher dispositions, Teacher supply and demand, Need for more math and science teachers, Teacher career development with focus on first years of teaching, Challenges of new teachers, Teacher certification testing

Education:

1974 - Ph.D. Language Communication - University of Pittsburgh 1969 - M.Ed. Elementary Education - Shippensburg University 1967 - B.A. English - Goucher College

Activities:

Studies of school and university partnerships, Studies of urban professional development schools, Major grants on middle level education, early career development of teachers, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Board of Examiners. Current grants focus on parent engagement in education and school/university collaboration. Current research on urban professional development schools and new teacher development.